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Laurrapin Grille
  • Address:
    209 North Washington Street
    Havre De Grace, MD 21078
    Havre De Grace
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Laurrapin Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.laurrapin.com
  • Phone: (410) 939-4956
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Thursday 11am to 10pm
    Friday - Saturday 11am to 12am
    Sunday - 12pm to 5 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Bruce Clarke
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: No party is too big...No party is too small. The Laurrapin’s trained professional staff will handle all the details to make your event one you and your guests will truly enjoy. Let us meet with you to design a menu that will satisfy your palate and your budget. We are able to execute simple buffets and hors d"oeuvre receptions to custom multi-course plated dinners, backyard barbeques and theme parties.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Laurrapin Grille has space available in the restaurant to accommodate private parties up to 40 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Sherifa Clarke (410) 939-4956
  • Entertainment: Live Music Friday and Saturday nights.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St John Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Laurrapin Grille
Executive Chef and Owner Bruce Clarke presents New American/Northern California cuisine with a local Chesapeake flair. The menu reflects seasonally available ingredients, focusing on clean, simple flavors. The Laurrapin serves only the freshest organic products whenever possible as well as sustainable meat and seafood. We constantly seek out locally sourced ingredients, work with organic growers, and support sustainable processes and techniques. At the Laurrapin, it"s about finding the best ingredients from Harford and Cecil Counties and beyond. We're strong believers in knowing exactly where our food comes from, so that when you enter the Laurrapin, you'll know it too.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "A bit out of the way for my wife and I but the food was well worth the trip. We plan on returning there in the near future."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Had a good dinner here, with the Veggie Wellington bring something special. They had a live singer who was awesome himself."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Disappointed in that the Argentinean Pot Roast dinner was NOT taken off the menu. Supposably your restaurant stopped making the dish days ago and did not take it off the menu or the website. Poor management. You take keep expired items on the menu."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Or perhaps we didn't order the best dishes. We went on the recommendation of a few people. The pear salad was fresh but very bland - did they forget the dressing? The ceasar salad was also bland but had too much dressing. The calamari was also bland and flavorless. As a main course, I had the small plate of shrimp and grits. That dish was very flavorful and I would definitely order that again. My husband had the tilapia and said it was very good. We both agreed, the salads and appetizer were very disappointing. For dessert, he had a bread pudding which was more like a bread pudding dense cake. Odd but tasty and he ate it all."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Food was very good and served quickly. Waitress was spot on with recommendations and very nice. However, I was brought a drink I did not order, and had to wait a long time for a water refill. Restaurant was quite busy so I attribute these things to that."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The wait staff was very friendly and tried very hard to please us. But on the pre dinner drink orders they were out of one of the wines by the glass that we ordered, and out of one of the beers that we ordered. For dinner they were out of one of their best known dishes (the Rock fish). At dessert time they were out of the Strawberry pie. For an early Saturday night dinner, they were out of a lot of different items. On the plus side the dinners and desserts we did get were very good, and they did comp us for one dessert. Maybe you will have better luck on a Friday night!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The Laurrapin is one of my favorite dining spots and each time I introduce someone new to the restaurant, they instantly fall in love as well. That's what happened on this visit, as I dined with a friend who hadn't been to the Laurrapin yet and he enjoyed each dish from Bruce's kitchen and each of Chris's mojitos (different flavors!). And the live entertainment was fantastic! Such a great night!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Went back twice while vacationing, great shrimp and grits, interesting menu, enjoyed terrific lamb shank and rockfish, highly recommend Laurarrapin, try it you won't be disappointed"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Amazing place! Excellent food and service! Really enjoyed our different dishes. Sat in the very back room with glass looking at bay and watched a storm roll through. It was quite enough for excellent conversation."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Went to have dinner but power was out. Disappointed because we were going to celebrate a birthday. Hopefully we can come again"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This is the second time my good friend and I have dined here and once again we were wowed by the food and service. We started with an appetizer of scallops with avocado in a citrus oil sauce and a perfect wine pairing (thanks to our server's suggestion). The appetizer was like summertime in a dish, complemented beautifully by an aromatic, semi-sweet Riesling. For a main course we split a custom-made pizza. Amazing does not do the pizza justice in description. The crust was light and flavorful, all of the toppings were fresh, and, unlike other pizzas, the toppings were balanced throughout and extended to the edge of the crust. Spectacular all around and looking forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Ask for Melissa she is fantastic. She loves her job the recommendations that she made where spot on."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food is always amazing!! I've been here at least 10 times and the service is great."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great place for dinner. The appetizer we shared was large and varied (hummus plate). We all had the Moroccan Beef at the suggestion of the waitress and enjoyed the meal. Will have to return to try her other suggestions."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Crab cake was disappointing. I get much better crab cakes at the Eagle Hotel in Harrisburg, PA. The blackened shrimp were overcooked and hard."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food was very well prepared. Rib eye steak was outstanding, as well all of the sides, also, outstanding salads. My wife and I are fans of the Chef, Christine. She develops dishes that are well thought out, inventive, with fresh ideas that are well executed. I think she is a chef that will develop a loyal group of followers. Each time we have visited the Laurrapin Grille we have also found great servers (Alex?) that are friendly and know there business. A pleasure to deal with."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was excellent, our waitress was very informative and I liked that they use local farms for there ingredients"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We were met and seated right away. It was our first visit and had out of town guests with us, so it was nice to be seated at the window with a water view. The waiter came promptly and told us about the menu and took the drink order. I had a pear salad and the glazed Salmon, both of which were delicious. My husband had cream of crab soup and steak. The soup was very good, but the steak was only okay. One of the guests had the Rockfish, which was excellent and his wife had a salad and crabcake dinner. The salad was fine, but the crabcake was small and most definitely not lumb crabmeat and I'm not sure it was even backfin. We'll likely give the restaurant a second chance, because the good food was very good, as was the service."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I took my wife to Laurrapin for her birthday. We know Laurrapin from our CSA with Flying Plow Farms. Very Good Food, Nice place, even got a table with a water view. Wine list needs some work to be local but Tuesday Steak Night was great and 1/2 price wine was a winner. Waitress service was poor. Server was knowledgeable of menu and certainly sold the upcoming restaurant events with enthusiasm. We will visit again, but ask for a different server."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We had a guest from out of town and had heard that Laurrapin was a good place to go. We went on a Tuesday, Steak and Wine Night. The place was packed; good thing we had reservations. It was so loud that we had trouble conversing; they need to put up some sort of noise baffles. Service was fair at best, possibly due to the large crowd. We waited a long while for our cocktails, which arrived with our salads. I prefer to finish my cocktail before starting dinner. The bottle of wine, which was excellent and half-price, didn't arrive until we were half-way done with our steaks, which were also excellent. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "a flawless evening service was wonderful except for main course arriving before we had finished salads but they did take it back till we were finished and had sat a while. no sense of rush no sense of food being over cooked or reheated even coffee at tend of meal was perfect. best dinig experience in a while from here up to Newark"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My wife, daughter and I spent the weekend in Bel Air, Md at my daughters lacrosse tournament. We wanted to get away from the strip centers to explore the upper Chesapeake area and have a good Maryland meal. We found Laurrapin Grill in Havre de Grace, Md. We walked around town for a bit before going to the restaurant. Upon arrival for dining, we were promptly seated by a pleasant hostess and then greeted by our helpful waiter. The food was first rate. We dined on Rockfish and soft shell crabs. The food is locally sourced and apparently they grow their own vegetables. I would definitely make the one hour drive from Philly to go again. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I was pleasantly surprised to find this restaurant in Harve de Grace, which is not known for fine dining:) The one issue I had with Laurrapin Grille is the size of the portions. I thought them very small for the price. Not that I'm complaining about the price which was a advertised on Open Table, so no surprises there. However, if you depend on the entree you will leave there hungry. I'm not a big guys with a humongous appetite and I was still disappointed. For portion size I give 1.5 stars. All other categories I give 3 to 3.5 stars."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "we had a very nice gourmet meal while the kids near us enjoyed their pasta and fries and the folks in our b & b had had laurapin cater their wedding reception to great success. so everyone was pleased with their food.... "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant for people looking for a slightly better dining experience. I really enjoyed that their food comes from local farms and producers. You can really taste the fresh ingredients in their food. Bold and delicious flavors. I tasted a bit of each of my party's dishes and everything was amazing. Quinoa cakes were like nothing I've tasted before. The lamb shank is second to none. great unique atmosphere and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Only downsides is the wait is kinda long - I made reservations (at 9) and still had to wait another 15 min. When there is live music, it gets kinda noisy. Would definitely recommend to friends looking for a fantastic dining experience!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We searched for a nice restaurant to take my husband's mother for Mother's Day. We'd heard so much about the Laurrapin Grille and were thrilled when we were able to book a table. We were immediately disappointed to be seated in a dark corner immediately adjacent to a noisy family whose children were running about, and dropping their food everywhere they went. More than once the kids stopped to greet us and inquire about the food we were eating. Their parents were mostly ignoring them (presumably so that the mother could enjoy "her day" in peace at the complete expense of our own). The food was fine, but not worthy of the high price tag. Service was infrequent and a tad arrogant. The experience was so not what we were expecting."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I took my mom for Mothers day thinking she would be able to experience your famous hamburgers, but it was a lite fair menu. I was not told at time of reservation this was a lite fair. We were still satisfied with the lite fair and it was very good. I will take her back on another occasion to try your hamburger. Service was amazing...... Thank You...."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Amazing food, friendly service, great music. Great place to take a date. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food is excellent and the waiter made the evening!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We have been to Laurrapin Grille several times and it's our favorite place by far! The only thing I would 'ding' them on is the hit or miss service. Our party had four people. We waited awhile for drinks and our appetizers came out with our dinner. The server was very polite and friendly, and had a good command of the menu items. I get the impression the food coming out all together was not something she could control. We have gone at times and gotten excellent service. The food has always been outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Another fun and delicious evening at the Laurrapin! Our food was phenomenal as always, and the service was the best around. Makes me wish I lived ON Washington Street ... I'd never leave!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This is a good central meeting place as we met friends from the Philadelphia area as we live in the Baltimore area for a 3rd time. The food is consistently very good and they use a lot of local farms to get their ingredients. The wine and beer selection is quite large and the food is quite good although the noise level in the dining area can be a bit much so you might have to talk loud to hear one another with tables close together. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Making our reservation we requested an easy-access table, eventually reasonably accomodated. We did not realize that a 1st-Friday monthly street celebration was scheduled in Havre de Grace, and no restaurant personnal informed us that due to the scheduled celebration there would not be easy-access to street parking (specified by restaurant) nor easy-access to restaurant entry. The restaurant and its bar were packed, so we had to wait substantially-past our reservation-time. Ultimately food was fine, but waitress service was unhelpful regarding menu/options, and multiply-delayed. Finally, restaurant egress was intentionally-blocked by an inebriated patron loudly shouting threats and exhibiting threatening behavior, eventually Police-quelled."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Six friends reuniting for lunch and an afternoon in Havre De Grace started it off very nicely for lunch in the back room of the Laurrapin Grille. We all had good food and good drinks. Definitely will go again and recommend to others."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Loved our dining experience at the Laurrapin Grille on Easter Sunday for the Easter brunch buffet. The food selection, food quality and attentive staff were wonderful. We definitely intend to make another visit to this gem of a find and making our day trip from York PA, well worth the visit. Thanks guys!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Our family enjoys this restaurant. Food and service is great! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Meal was excellent. Staff were friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We thought the food and service were excellent. We were glad that we made our reservation early and had asked for a table away from the center of the room - we were on the porch and the ambiance there was lovely. I would not have enjoyed being in the main room where the noise was very loud. Also the women's room was terrible - two stalls in this large restaurant and bar for women (one of these was unisex) and one ran out of toilet paper at 8 PM! I would recommend this restaurant but think they need to improve their service to the women in the place! Thanks."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We decided to take a ride to Havre de Grace on a nice Sunday afternoon. Laurrapin was a great find with exceptional food. It made for a pleasant day a bit away from Baltimore. It took less than 1 hour from our home in Baltimore."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Larrapin has fine food and good service (though I know some reveries say it is poor). The food was varied fresh tasty and wonderfully prepared. I'd recommend it for lunch and brunch though the dinner menu looks appetizing as well. Sherif the owner can be found waiting tables and speaking with guests. This restaurant also supports local charities like DIning Out For Life."
    Dined on 4/6/2014